print shop

EQUIPMENT

  • AB Dick offset press (max. printing surface 12” x 18”) Operating Manual
  • Vandercook Proof Press 4 (max. printing surface 13” × 18”)
  • Silkscreening hinge clamp printing beds, various sizes
  • Vacuum screenprinting table (30” x 40” vacuum area)
  • Silkscreens, various sizes and mesh counts
  • Squeegees, various durometers and sizes (from 6” to 38”)
  • Exposure unit with vacuum seal (max. screen size approx. 36” x 48”)
  • Graves intaglio etching press by Rembrandt Graphic Arts (press 36” × 18,” blankets 36” × 16”)
  • Takach etching press with 4.5’ × 9.5’ bed
  • Kelsey 5 “ × 8” clamshell letterpress
  • Paper guillotine 19.5” × 30”
  • Automatic folding machine
  • (1) Mac mini running OSX Lion and Adobe Creative Suite CS6, WiFi access
  • Epson Perfection 1650 scanner, 9” x 12”
  • Laser printer 8.5” x 11” (prints acetates for silkscreen, see MATERIALS FOR SALE)

MATERIALS and SUPPLIES

  • Brayers, barens, palette knives
  • Oil-based inks for offset and letterpress
  • Etching ink (black)
  • Pantone swatch books

MATERIALS FOR SALE

  • acetates for laser copier (for silkscreen exposure), 8.5” × 11,” $1 each
  • photo-emulsion for silkscreen, $2 per screen coat
  • photo-sensitive polymer plates for letterpress: full sheet $48 (23.75” × 16.5”), half sheet $24 (16.5” × 11.75”), quarter sheet $12 (8.25” × 11.75”)
  • offset plates, 12” × 18,” $3 each

When possible, donated paper and silkscreen ink are available in the Printshop - you may take some, or leave some. If you want something specific, or are creating an edition, it is recommended that you bring your own.

as220 labs

EQUIPMENT

  • ShopBot CNC router (4’ × 8’ × 6” cutting area)
  • Epilog Mini 24 laser cutter (35 Watt, 24” × 12”) Laser cutter Howto manual
  • Shapeoko 2 CNC Milling Machine (298mm x 301mm x 54mm cutting area)
  • Modela MDX-20 milling machine
  • MakerBot Replicator 1 3D printer
  • MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer
  • Roland CX-24 vinyl cutter
  • electronics workbench
  • T-962A Infrared PCB oven
  • AOYUE 852A hot air rework station
  • assorted hand & power tools
  • vacuum former
  • Merrow Style A-3DW serger
  • Singer 281 industrial sewing machine
  • iMac Computers, WiFi access

MATERIALS FOR SALE

  • vinyl, narrow (approx. 13”), $2.50/ft.
  • vinyl, wide (approx. 23”), $3/ft.
  • application tape, 12” wide, 50¢/ft.
  • 1/4“ and 1
  • 275 lb. corrugated cardboard, 3/16” x 12” x 24” sheets, $1 each
  • 1/8 “ acrylic, 12” x 24” sheet, $12 each
  • 1/4 “ acrylic, 12” x 24” sheet, $20 each
media arts

Paul Krot Community Darkroom

The Community Darkroom consists of a Group Darkroom and a Solo/Advanced Darkroom.

  • Sprint Chemistry
  • Trays up to 20” × 24”
  • Patterson film tanks and reels
  • Print easels
  • Contact printers
  • Squeegee board w/squeegee
  • Ilford and Kodak contrast filter sets
  • Grain focusers
  • UV light table for alternative process exposures
  • Print drying racks
  • Film drying bag and clips
  • Fiber based paper print dryer
  • Bessler 35mm Enlargers
  • Omega VC Enlarger
  • Archival print washer
  • Ilford 8” × 10” Enlarger
  • Omega D5500 Enlarger
  • Archival Print Washer 20” × 24” max. capacity

Media Arts Lab at the Mercantile

  • (6) Macs running OSX Lion and Adobe Master Suite Collection CC, WiFi access
  • Epson Stylus Pro9600 Inkjet Printer - 42” wide
  • Epson Stylus Pro4000 Inkjet Printer - 17” wide
  • Canon Rebel T3i digital SLR camera
  • Epson film scanner
  • 4-light copy stand
  • 3-point studio strobe kit with backdrop
  • 4-softbox lighting kit with daylight fluorescents
  • Rotatrim Professional 24” rotary paper cutter
  • Logan 32” mat cutter
  • Seal dry mounting/laminating press
  • Zoom H4n portable audio recorder
  • Tascam DR-680 multi-channel portable audio recorder
  • Private production suite with Adobe Master Suite CC
  • 35mm and 4x5 large format cameras
  • Panasonic 1080p camcorder
  • Broadcast-quality microphones
  • Photography studio with seamless backdrop

MATERIALS FOR SALE

  • Pictorico (printed inkjet transparency, for silkscreen exposure), 36” wide, $15/ft.
  • Black and white inkjet prints on translucent bond paper (for silkscreen exposure), 36” wide, $5/ft.